hassan II would not have been keen to maintain ties to a family that was no longer of interest to him and/or that fell from grace. to the contrary. imo.
rita, i am surprised about what you say about Hassan II controlling his children's lives. can you tell us more about the other marriages of his daughters? what about the sons?
did he have any other children?
he literally contrelled every detail in their children lives(boys and girls),start with the high of their skirt,the dresses of their caftans,the NO allowed opend hair during official duties,the NO allowed jeans and for any event...,NO allowed beard for the boys,Mohammed VI suffered for years and until the death of his father from his secret agents watche/control,so you can imagine how ugly and bad was the realtion between the current king and his father.
all his daughters were married at young age and when they wanted to finish their studies,he had other plans for them he arranged and planed all his daughters marriages in ways choosing families that he had interests with like the fillaly,benharbit, Bouchentouf(family names of the princess husbands),they really didn't have any other choice,while their sons and daughters like Lalla Soukaina for example has the freedom to study outside or within Morocco,meet ppl,fall in love,broke-up...things that her mom and aunts never dreamed about.
official children of Hassan II are:the king Mohammed VI,Moulay Rachid,Lalla Meryem,Lalla Hasna and Lalla Asma.
Months before the king death a young man appeared in Europe and claim to be Hassan II son,he was mysteriously killed in Spain.another woman from Israel claimed the same,but they never proved anything.